Both CA & USA have a written constitution which form the basis of their laws. CA differs in that it reconginzes "group laws"
Settler Laws

Landless No More Win

The #case against #Idle_No_More cofounder #Sylvia_McAdam and her brother Kurtis was dismissed in yet another costly, stressful and unnecessary #legal process that pitted the assertion of #indigenous #land rights against #settler #state intransigence.

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World Water Day

Today is world water day, although if you are aware of the #water crisis facing many First Nations and Indigenous communities it might feel more like another Settler #greed day.

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Residential schools – where were you?

…the path to #Decolonization begins through an awareness of residential schools – the vehicles of what is widely acknowledged now as an attempted cultural genocide of first peoples by the Canadian state.

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On Comiaken Hill

Using the proper name – I’ve only just learned the name Comiaken (#Qw_umiyiqun), which was a Cowichan winter village – turns out to be a good step away from Eurocentric history. It got me dipping into local artists, survey maps, place names info, all sorts of random stuff.

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Metis on the Margins

a PhD researcher is looking into the how #Metis settled on road allowances after they were dispossessed – the ultimate “life on the margins.”

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Slow March to Justice

The apology reminds us that those who control the narrative have the power to change the world for everyone in it. By framing Pîhtokahanapiwiyin as a violent, treasonous villain, early settler’s helped to enshrine fear and hatred of the Indigenous people of the area.

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Settling debts: just add money

Since the Govt of Canada keeps forcing first nations to spend their meager financial resources on lengthy cases in settler #courts fought on settler terms that simply prove all over again what we already know – we live on stolen land, even by our own settler legal reckoning – one way we can rebalance the equation is to help pick up the tab

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